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[Newsreels, Some Events of 1932]


Published 1932


Some events of 1932 as captured by sound newsreels.


Run time 9:18
Audio/Visual sound, B&W

Shotlist

00:00 Bobsledding, natural sound of spectators, interview with sledders (possibly 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York)
01:24 Speech at international meeting; member of United States delegation at podium
03:59 Connie Mack, owner of Philadelphia Athletics, addresses team; spring training scenes; Mack demonstrates batting technique
05:22 Trenton, New Jersey: Governor Harold Hoffman of New Jersey addresses assembly of policemen from around the U.S. who have come to help find kidnapped baby Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr.; newsmen taking down statement
06:56 outside Hartford, Connecticut courthouse where Henry Johnson, boyfriend of Betty Gow, Lindbergh baby's nurse, was being questioned; Hopewell, New Jersey press headquarters for Lindbergh press; press in action; telegraph keys and typewriters being pounded; radio newsman reading message from Lindbergh authorizing gangsters to be go-betweens with kidnappers
08:00 U.S. Navy airship AKRON taking off, crashing rudder into ground; damaged rudder seen in closer shot; crowds surrounding ship (Lakehurst, New Jersey, February 22, 1932)

Reviews

Reviewer: magaphoto - - July 13, 2012
Subject: priceless Akron footage...
I read about the Akron on National Geographic. Its dimensions were incomprehensible even with NG's fabulous illustrations.

The scene at the end of this reel is wonderful, showing man's testing limits of hugeness. The airship was an AIRCRAFT CARRIER (of biplanes)!

Alas, only through experimentation do we sometimes learn what can and cannot be.

“Never regret thy fall,
O Icarus of the fearless flight
For the greatest tragedy of them all
Is never to feel the burning light.

― Oscar Wilde

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Akron_%28ZRS-4%29
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